This past Saturday an event took place that raised passions among fans of the motor world. The Monster Jam 2016 came to Madrid, and already we felt since we saw how it was prepared. This year it came loaded with new features and with 10 protagonists ready to give their all on the sand to win. They were The Toro Loco, Scooby-Doo, Monster Energy, The Devil, Blue Thunder, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Captain’s Course, Are Uva Digger, Max-D and Grave Digger.
Before the show, many fans were left to fall by the Pit Party. It is an effective way to bring the public closer to the cars and drivers. From 15:30 to 17:30 opened the Stadium Vicente Calderon a section of the audience giving you the opportunity to wander around the arena. There were photograph with the monster trucks favorites, in addition to pilots them to sign an autograph.
But this ‘party’ is just fast and gave step the main dish, was tearing up the Monster Jam. He did it with the speed test, a competition in which they faced the pilots in pairs giving two laps to the circuit improvised. In the scoring were two vehicles outside, as they spent the eight best times. After this came lplayoffs, in a face-to-face heart-pounding until you reach the end.
In the semi-finals gathered four fastest cars pm: Blue Thunder, Grave Digger, Monster Energy, and Are Uva Digger. After two shocks matched they came to the final between Blue Thunder and Are Uva Digger, which is imposed by the ‘thunder blue’, which had swept all the rounds. The pilot Todd Leduc picked up the first award of the night, and had a gesture to the fans going up to the stands and give it all away among the attendees.
there Was a small break to continue preparing for the evening and the monster truck. To the back we went to a small demonstration of freestyle motocross, this time carried out by two-wheeled vehicles. Eight professional pilots sand faced two ramps mobile and leaving some with mouth open with his spectacular stunts. Of course, could not miss some backflips to motivate the public.
After this became the protagonists of four wheels with a new competition: the ‘donuts’. And what exactly was in that, in drifting in circles in the best way possible. The keys were return to the initial position, the speed or number of spins. Also faced of two in two and this time it was the public that chose the winner making as much noise as possible.
Max-D we had prepared something special for tonight. There were two vehicles of yours on the track that night and one of them was to carry out an action that we had not seen until now. The pilot had to pass through a stack of eight cars and the people cheered with enthusiasm. After taking his run-up, Max-D jumped up and collided mercilessly with the vehicles piled up, atravesándolos without a problem.
After that came the icing on the cake, the competition most important and awaited by all: the Freestyle. In this test, each pilot would have a time 90 seconds (60 + 30 additional) to make all the jumps and tricks they wanted. The performance would be scored by the judges from 1 to 10 by removing the lowest and the highest score so they could get a for a maximum of 40 points. A specialized judge scored from 1 to 5 the 30 seconds of additional time.
Began Monster Mutt Dalmatian with a score of 27 points, which soon after was overshadowed by Monster Energy, leaving the pavilion high with his 36 points. It was the turn of Captain’s Course which completed a performance very full and opened the season with the backflips. He fell short and ended up upside down, having to tow the car, but still managed 28 points.
El Toro Loco came eager to give a show, but his car was stopped by a mechanical failure, a pity. It was the turn of Blue Thunder that I wanted to repeat victory and got the first position with 38 points and a large sequence of jumps. Jumped into the arena Scooby-Doo though I could be at the height of other rivals and ended with a score of 29 points.
The Devil went back to put the excitement with a new attempt of backflip. However, saldaba in the same way that the previous one and could not complete the turn. Took out his monster of the track while gave him 31 points. Came riders of greater charisma and Are Uva Digger showed that it is a good heir. The flights were of many meters and took advantage of her action, until a landing is started on one of the axles leaving you without a wheel. Even so, they placed first with 39 points to their bravery.
Turn to Max-D, another promising that I was doing well until it was face-up during one of the breaks and his car burned a little before the excitement of the public. The hope was placed in the legend, Grave Digger I was out for all but his performance looked truncated with a shocking twist. The evening ended with the crowning of Ryan Anderson, champion Freestyle, repeating the title that had already taken a week before in Barcelona.